You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Rain’ falls on Broadway

Beatles tribute concert gets 11-week run

“Beatlemania,” all the band’s original members appeared in that 1977 Main Stem outing.

The fall slot for “Rain” helps fill a hole in the schedule at the Neil Simon, which has long been reserved for the upcoming “Phantom of the Opera” sequel “Love Never Dies.” That show, which had been set to bow in Gotham in the fall, was eventually pushed back to spring 2011 following a poorly reviewed London opening. (Reps for the show officially attributed the delay to the health concerns of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.)

“Rain” is planned as a two-hour show with perfs of Beatle tunes including “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Hey Jude,” “Twist and Shout,” and others. Music and vocals are all performed live, with multimedia elements that include docu footage and TV ads from the era.

Original band lineup — consisting of Joey Curatolo, Joe Bithorn, Ralph Castelli, Steve Landes and Mark Lewis — will at some perfs be augmented with other musicians.

Show is produced on the Main Stem by Annerin Prods., Magic Arts and Entertainment/Tix Prods. and Nederlander Presentations, Inc.

“Rain” begins previews at the Neil Simon Oct. 19 ahead of an Oct. 26 opening. Limited run will stretch through the lucrative Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday frames — giving the show a chance to cash in on tourist crowds potentially attracted by the enduringly powerful Beatles name — and is now set to shutter Jan. 2.

Fab Four tunes already have a successful stage showcase in Vegas, where Cirque du Soleil offering “Love” has proven a hit.

More Music

  • Katie Cassidy David Cassidy

    David Cassidy's Daughter Katie Shares Her Father's Last Words

    “Beatlemania,” all the band’s original members appeared in that 1977 Main Stem outing. The fall slot for “Rain” helps fill a hole in the schedule at the Neil Simon, which has long been reserved for the upcoming “Phantom of the Opera” sequel “Love Never Dies.” That show, which had been set to bow in Gotham […]

  • imagine dragons

    Imagine Dragons Rules TV Ads With 'Believer,' 'Thunder'

    “Beatlemania,” all the band’s original members appeared in that 1977 Main Stem outing. The fall slot for “Rain” helps fill a hole in the schedule at the Neil Simon, which has long been reserved for the upcoming “Phantom of the Opera” sequel “Love Never Dies.” That show, which had been set to bow in Gotham […]

  • Tommy Keene, Singer-Songwriter, Dies at 59

    Tommy Keene, Power-Pop Singer-Songwriter, Dies at 59

    “Beatlemania,” all the band’s original members appeared in that 1977 Main Stem outing. The fall slot for “Rain” helps fill a hole in the schedule at the Neil Simon, which has long been reserved for the upcoming “Phantom of the Opera” sequel “Love Never Dies.” That show, which had been set to bow in Gotham […]

  • Hand out image - Free of

    Philanthropy at the Core of Scooter Braun's Business

    “Beatlemania,” all the band’s original members appeared in that 1977 Main Stem outing. The fall slot for “Rain” helps fill a hole in the schedule at the Neil Simon, which has long been reserved for the upcoming “Phantom of the Opera” sequel “Love Never Dies.” That show, which had been set to bow in Gotham […]

  • Bruno Mars

    Hitmakers: From Beyonce to Kim Kardashian, the Stars Are All About Bruno Mars

    “Beatlemania,” all the band’s original members appeared in that 1977 Main Stem outing. The fall slot for “Rain” helps fill a hole in the schedule at the Neil Simon, which has long been reserved for the upcoming “Phantom of the Opera” sequel “Love Never Dies.” That show, which had been set to bow in Gotham […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content